SL-S’pore FTA to open trade to the East Asian region


The Sri Lanka and Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed on Tuesday during a current visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is part of the broader strategy of eyeing the East Asian region and plugging into Asian supply chains, which the South Asian island sees as a broader 'look east' strategy and getting into regional supply chains, top state officials say.

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Railway strike ends


The strike launched by the Locomotive Engineering Operators' Union has been called off.

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CBI, accused of gaps in probe by Rajiv Gandhi killer, blames Sri Lankan authorities for not cooperating


 A convict who has spent 26 years in jail for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi has requested the Supreme Court in India  to reopen the case and cancel his conviction.

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Indonesian President arrives on official visit


Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago on a two-day official visit.

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FIFA World Cup trophy unveiled in Colombo


The FIFA world cup trophy arrived in the island  marking its 54-country journey on the way to the FIFA world cup in Russia.

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Forcing principal to kneel: HRC issues notices to seven individuals


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has notified seven individuals to appear before the Commission regarding an alleged incident where the Uva Province Chief Minister forced a school principal to kneel before him.

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Seven trains cancelled so far owing to strike


Seven trains have been cancelled so far today (24) due to a strike action launched by the Locomotive Engineering Operators' Union.

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Uva Chief Minister granted bail


Uva Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayaka, who had surrendered to the Badulla Police over charges of forcing a school principal to kneel before him, has been granted bail.

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Singapore and Sri Lanka, dismissing protests, sign free trade agreement


Singapore and Sri Lanka signed a free trade agreement (FTA) on Tuesday in Colombo despite strong objections from professional groups in Sri Lanka.

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Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports tabled in Parliament


The reports of the Bond Commission and that of the Commission of Inquiry into large scale fraud and corruption (PRECIFAC) were tabled in Parliament a short while ago.

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LG Elections: SC rejects SLPP petition


The Supreme Court today rejected a petition filed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) over the rejection of its nomination lists for several Local Government bodies.

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